Tag: Illegal Mining

Three arrested for illegal mining in the Sekhukhune District

Three arrested for illegal mining in the Sekhukhune District

The Police at Driekop in Sekhukhune District have apprehended three suspects for illegal mining on Sunday night, 04 February 2024 at Mooihoek illegal mining sites. Two tipper trucks loaded with chrome, and one TLB machine were confiscated. In separate locations along Waterberg and Vhembe Districts, the same Team arrested six […]

Mining equipment worth thousands of rand confiscated

Mining equipment worth thousands of rand confiscated

The Police at Apel in Sekhukhune District have arrested a 37-year-old Zimbabwean national for illegal mining and contravention of the Immigration Act after he was found loading chrome into tipper truck on Wednesday 31 January 2024. According to the information, the Police members were conducting Operation Vala Umgodi on Wednesday […]

Limpopo remains steadfast in its commitment to combat illegal mining activities

Limpopo remains steadfast in its commitment to combat illegal mining activities

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo remains steadfast in its commitment to combat illegal mining activities. Through co-ordinated efforts, the law enforcement agencies led by Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, are intensifying operations to dismantle illegal mining operations, thus ensuring the rule of law, safeguarding resources, promoting […]

Suspect arrested for unlawful possession of chrome with an estimated value of over R20 million

Suspect arrested for unlawful possession of chrome with an estimated value of over R20 million

A geologist appeared before the Praktiseer District Court today, 13 December 2023 for unlawful possession of chrome. On 12 December 2023, members from Polokwane Serious Organised Crime Investigation in collaboration with SAPS Sekhukhune District, Local Criminal Record Centre, South African National Defence Force and SSG Security Company conducted an intelligence-driven […]

Illegal mining equipment confiscated from alleged illegal miners in Sabie

Illegal mining equipment confiscated from alleged illegal miners in Sabie

The multi-disciplinary operation successfully removed illegal mining equipment from alleged illegal miners in Sabie today, 08 December 2023. The operation was led by Mpumalanga Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela alongside the Ehlanzeni SAPS acting District Commander Major General Dorah Xaba. Eleven undocumented persons were also arrested. They are […]

Multiple suspects arrested for illegal mining offences in Sabie

Multiple suspects arrested for illegal mining offences in Sabie

The high density operation conducted in Sabie by members of the South African Police Service, Department of Community Safety Security and Liaison, Community Policing Forums, Thaba Chewu Municipal Law enforcement and private security companies resulted in the confiscation of mining equipment and the arrest of 18 suspects for various offences. […]

Illegal miner aged 45 apprehended during operation at Waterberg District

Illegal miner aged 45 apprehended during operation at Waterberg District

The members of SAPS in Waterberg District and Illegal Mining Task Team have arrested a 45-year-old man for suspected illegal mining of sand after being found in action loading a river sand in a tipper truck, and another driver of front loader abandoned his truck with keys. The operation was […]

Sekhukhune District police pounce on illegal miners while digging chrome underground

Sekhukhune District police pounce on illegal miners while digging chrome underground

The Police in Mecklenburg through a disruptive operation have arrested eight suspects for illegal mining activities and unlawful possession of unfinished precious metals as well as contravention of the Immigration Act on Thursday, 09 November 2023 at Moroke and Ga-Phasha villages outside Burgersfort in Sekhukhune District. The members attached to […]